Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Tue, Nov 19 2019 8:00 PM

An evening of audio-visual improvisations with Matt Ingalls (reeds), Bill Hsu (video, electronics), and Tom Djll (trumpet, electronics).

Reviled for his "shapeless sonic tinkering" by the Los Angeles Times, Oakland musician Matt Ingalls is a composer, clarinetist, concert producer, and computer music programmer. Often incorporating elements of improvisation, his music is heavily influenced by his long involvement in computer music. Matt is the founder and co-director of sfSound, a new music series, ensemble, and internet radio station devoted to new ideas and traditions of experimental music, performance art, live electronic music, Bay Area composition, and the various facets of contemporary improvisation.

Tom Djll studied with Stephen Scott, Roscoe Mitchell, Anthony Braxton, Wadada Leo Smith, George Lewis, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Karl Berger and many other giants of new music. He spent the years 1981-1993 working with the Serge Modular Music System (published work MUTOOTATOR, 1992) before enrolling in Mills College Contemporary Music Program, where he extended his quest to develop and integrate an idiosyncratic trumpet language into an electronic sound environment, while also pursuing advanced improvisation studies, formally, with Pauline Oliveros, and, informally, with Jack Wright. While at Mills, Djll concentrated on microtonal composition, split-tone trumpet technique, and computer music. He also collaborated on recording projects with composer Chris Brown. Further development of trumpet languages and free improvisation with GROSSE ABFAHRT was undertaken from 1999 – 2010, published on the Emanem, Creative Sources, and Setola di Maiale labels. Beginning in 2012, Djll gradually re-introduced electronics into his sound-set, concentrating on analog systems and electroacoustic interfaces.

Bill Hsu works with electronics and interactive animations. He teaches and does research at San Francisco State University.

Cost: $15 General, $10 Members and Students
Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
Demo for Floe (version 2/26/17)
video and music by Bill Hsu